I love that I haven't had a whole lot to write about. Don't get me wrong, I really enjoy this blog and the outlet that it has so often provided for me but its nice to have a life that isn't overly interesting to write about.
Things are good. I'm sure that they could be better but I know that they could be worse and have been a lot worse!
I love this calm that we have settled in and I am thankful for it. I could get into how I am nervous for our future and holding on tight but something was said today during our church service that I needed to hear and that I need to keep repeating to myself ... and now that I think of it ... it doesn't make full sense, HA! So I'll just say that I need to remind myself that God. has. this. under. control.
Now, back to the calm ...
ahhh, yes, my littlest of littles and I have been spending a lot of our "free" time being pool side. Errr.., not really, but its a nice thought and that's what counts! We did have a little blow up pool ("did" and "have" being the key words) but on a recent windy day, it blew away!
Now we spend our time chillin' at Vada's water table and yes, it is almost as nice as being at a pool. Almost. (wink. wink.)
Notice anything different about Vada? Maybe I am not being helpful enough, its not so much that there is something different about her rather just something new. Ill just get to the point. Check out her forehead. Yep, your looking at another bruise. This time it came from doing a nose dive from the toilet. Let me elaborate a little...
So I am happy to say that Vada knows the signs for "potty" and for "poop". She will use both signs in and at the correct times which I am uber excited about. Sometimes she will even sign "poop" before she begins to go! Yeh, she is pretty much a genius, I know!
Anyway, Vada is still going to the poop and pee on the toilet and has been for some time now (See 'Number Two, Twice' for more on Vada's first days on the potty.) but she is nowhere near being fully potty trained. Vada can hold herself up on the toilet needing no seat attachments but always needing a "spotter" because, well, she cant walk let alone hop off of the seat and her feet hang about ten inches from the floor!
Man, I ramble even when I write!
So, how did Vada get the nastiest of nasty bruises? Well, ill finally tell you. She didn't go pee or poop before getting into her bath on the night of this particular incidence, although I thought that she gave a pretty good attempt at it before hand. So I stuck her into the water only to quickly pull her back out as she began to push a number two out! She did her "business" and was ready to get back into her warm water and instead of signing "bath", "water" or even "all done" which would have given me some warning, she lunged at me or rather through me and landed, head first, on the tile of our bathroom floor! The sound of her head connecting with the tile was sickening and it makes me cringe just thinking about it again! Ugh, I hated that moment and I feel so guilty about it but I think that she hated it even more than I did ... take a look ...
Pretty freakin' scary. If I do say so myself!
This wasn't V's first facial bruise. In fact, there have been plenty. She wears them well but I wish that she would find something else that she finds fashionable because the bruises are so last season and mommy no like!
If you go back to that picture and just look at her as the little toddler than she is and try to blur that green knot on her head out of your minds, then you'll be able to see how big she is beginning to look! This girl is growing! She actually looks like a two year old now!
I really noticed her length while we were walking to a friends house today. She was in her SmartTrike and I realized that her feet actually touched the foot rests and then some! Pretty soon she will be able to reach the foot pedals and away she will go!
Check out the differences in her length in just a year. The below picture is from today and the ones following are from last summer.
|Summer of 2012|
|Summer of 2011|
|Summer of 2011|
|Summer of 2011|
Okay, so maybe I am a bit crazy because now, after taking another look those last three look pretty much the same as the first one but let me tell you, she has grown in weight and in height! :)
Speaking of growth. She recently began standing up without the support of anything or anyone! I know, e.x.c.i.t.i.n.g! But yesterday she did something even more exciting. She took her first two unsupported steps and then again today she took two more!
If I were a betting for money type of person, I would bet that she doesn't realize what she is doing. She wasn't excited in the least about the fact that she made it from point 'A' to point 'B' and she looked at me like I had lost my marbles, when I began to cheer after she had done so and both times she was very coy about her accomplishment. If I were the betting type of person, I would also bet that the moment she realizes what she is doing, she wont quit and let me tell you, Vada has all of the skills that she needs to walk independently, hell, she could even run, if she wanted to. She just needs to break out of her comfort zone. I know it's coming and soon! Vada is about to burst into a wonderful new phase in her little life and I am both looking forward to it as well as I already missing the baby that she once was. But progress is always good and always worth celebrating!